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Old February 15, 2009, 03:31 PM   #1
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M24/47 Gunshow pickup

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My wife and I went to the San Antonio gunshow today. I couldn't
pass on this M24/47 mauser. All matching, mint bore. This rifle
feeds ammo like an pre-64 M70 Winchester.

LOTS of people there. Kind of like being on a busy city bus.










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Old February 16, 2009, 09:02 AM   #2
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Looks nice - it looks a little cleaner than the one I picked up from Classic Arms last week. I'd post a picture but it's in about 50 parts soaking in mineral spirits at the moment.

FWIW - The Amarillo Gun Show is this weekend but I don't expect to see anything there - one of the hazards of living in a modern frontier town.
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Old February 16, 2009, 09:50 AM   #3
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looks like a great acquisition Doc! very nice.
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Old February 16, 2009, 04:58 PM   #4
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Thanks guys.

JS - I'd like to see a pic of yours after you get it cleaned up.
I've been trying to decide whether to leave this one alone or
clean the stock on it somehow. It has some nice wood on it
but it looks a little muddy.

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Old February 17, 2009, 08:18 AM   #5
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The wood on yours is a lot cleaner than mine. I also noticed that yours doesn't have the plus in the stock where the swivel was removed.

I'm currently planning on a simple cleaning and BLO scrub. My barrel, however, looks un-issued.
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Old February 18, 2009, 03:27 PM   #6
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I changed out the pics.

Same rifle, better light of day.

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Old February 18, 2009, 04:00 PM   #7
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that sure is one lucky fence post top you got there. it sees all the best guns!!
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Old February 18, 2009, 04:13 PM   #8
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Thanks !

Some days are better than others, that's for sure.

My wife is amazed that I want to take pictures of
these "old guns".



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Old February 18, 2009, 04:29 PM   #9
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your wife must be pretty cool, IMO.
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Old February 25, 2009, 01:21 PM   #10
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M24/27 is a great 8mm

Hey DoctorXRing, I was at the show on Sunday, and believe it or not, I didn't buy anything. However, I do already have a really nice 24/47 (pic below, if I was successful), and it's a great shooter, too. By applying a thin film of gun oil over the "Preduzece" stamping on the receiver, I was able to discern that this one was one of those originally built by FN in Belgium (rather than built under license in Yugoslavia in the 20s and 30s) in 1924 (or soon thereafter) for the royal yugoslav army, and then later rebuilt in 1947 (or soon thereafter) by Tito's boys. I'd guess your stock is original, whereas mine is new 1947 wood, unblemished (yet). Why don't you come out and shoot it at the Vintage Rifle Match in April? Any military rifle designed before 1945 is eligible.

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Old February 25, 2009, 08:12 PM   #11
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Hey Beeker -

That's a beauty. That's cool about the FN action too.
The stock on mine is a replacement too. When I first
spotted it I thought it was walnut and swallowed hard.
But after looking it over, it is that same wood that all
of the replacement stocks seen to be made out of. I have
no idea what it is, but it seems serviceable enough, if
a bit heavy.

Tell me more about that vintage rifle match. I was shooting
today over a Dietz's range in NB and somebody mentioned that
to me, but I was so distracted with my wife and one of her
friends that is learning to shoot that I lost track of that guy
and didn't get to follow up with him.

thanks, Chris

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Old February 26, 2009, 08:57 AM   #12
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Vintage Rifle Match

Hey Chris,
You were in the right place! The Vintage Rifle Match is at the Dietz - Central Texas Silhouette Range; drive on past the Dietz shop and parking lot, and take the left fork onto a dirt road (if you go straight on the pavement, it goes to that ranch entrance gate). There is a sign with a sheep silhouette pointing the way. On the hilly and curvy dirt road, follow it past the NB Police range, and enter an open rusty red gate, and you are in the Central Texas Silhouette Range. The South Texas Marksmanship Training Center (formerly the San Antonio Rifle Club) hosts a high power match there on the third Sunday of every month. Once a quarter, it is a John C. Garand Match, and that's coming up in March (unfortunately I have a conflict that weekend); any US .30-06 military rifle is welcome, including Krags, Springfields, and M1917. Ammo is provided. We have even had a Johnson and a BAR show up. The Vintage match is in April (3rd Sunday). For any of these matches, shooters should arrive around 8AM for target setup, and the first rounds down-range are around 9AM; ...sighting shots allowed. With about 12 firing points, it is common to have two relays. All matches are fired at 200 yards, with NRA/CMP reduced targets to simulate longer distances when needed. All matches include the standard National Match Course of Fire or variations of it, and, except for Garand matches, the 3-position sequence is optional. Some guys even use bipods, benches, and rifle scopes; some shoot all prone. The Vintage match will probably bring out some Mausers and Mosin-Nagants, maybe even an Enfield and Schmidt-Rubin or two, although the majority are typically US rifles. Hope to see you there soon.

BTW: Same organization (STMTC) also hosts Smallbore (.22) matches on the second Saturday of each month at Blackhawk, south of San Antonio.

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